Mobilizing social science for the public good.
The Social Science Research Council, an independent, international nonprofit, mobilizes necessary knowledge for the public good by supporting scholars worldwide, generating new research across disciplines, and linking researchers with policymakers and citizens.
The Understanding Violent Conflict program has published a literature review by Joshua Busby on “The Field of Climate and Security,” which examines the frameworks and methodologies used by academics to study the nexus between climate change and risks to sustaining peace.
REPORT | The Vietnam Program has published “Working Toward a Healthy Vietnam: Key Policy Messages From the VASS-SSRC Project,” a report produced with support from the Atlantic Philanthropies.
Introducing the inaugural recipients of the Social Media and Democracy Research Grants, the first opportunity for systematic scholarly access to privacy-protected Facebook data to study the platform’s impact on democracy worldwide.
EVENT | Join us for “The Myth of the Media: Historicizing Journalism’s Role in American Democracy,” 6:30pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society. RSVP:
SSRC president Alondra Nelson has been appointed has been appointed Professor and Harold F. Linder Chair in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She will leave Columbia University to take up her new appointment on July 1, 2019.
READ | “Colombia Further Polarized by President’s Action on Transitional Justice Law,” a new piece by the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum’s Renata Segura.